Penny Ehrhardt teaches on the Public International Law course as a GTA. She is convenor of the Children's and Family Law Discussion Group; Secretary of the Oxford Children's Rights Network; an Associate Editor at the Oxford Commonwelath Law Journal; and an organiser of the Oxford Human Welfare Conference. She holds a M.St in International Human Rights Law from Oxford, as well as law and history degrees from Victoria University of Wellington (NZ). She is undertaking a DPhil in the Family Law Department, looking at the realisation of the economic, social and cultural rights of single-parent families under the UN international human rights framework.
Penny is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, and Managing Director of Ehrhardt Advisors (a public policy consultancy). She is author of a various publications on New Zealand history, social policy and evaluation; and has contributed to television documentaries and series.